Saint Etienne have shared the new video for “Heather”. The stunning video was created by world renowned video artist Rodney Graham takes it’s inspiration…Read More
Like most bands formed by former music journalists, Saint Etienne were a highly conceptual group. The trio’s concept was to fuse the British pop sounds of ’60s London with the club/dance rhythms and productions that defined the post-acid house England of the early ’90s. Led by songwriters Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs, and fronted by vocalist Sarah Cracknell, the group managed to carry out their concept, and, in the process, Saint Etienne helped make indie dance a viable genre within the U.K. Throughout the early ’90s, Saint Etienne racked up a string of indie hit singles that were driven by deep club beats — encompassing anything from house and techno to hip-hop and disco — and layered with light melodies, detailed productions, clever lyrics, and Cracknell’s breathy vocals. They revived the sounds of swinging London, as well as the concept of the three-minute pop single being a catchy, ephemeral piece of ear candy, in post-acid house Britain, thereby setting the stage for Brit-pop. Though most Brit-pop bands rejected the dance inclinations of Saint Etienne, they nevertheless adopted the trio’s aesthetic, which celebrated the sound and style of classic ’60s pop.
Following a run of festival headline shows, Saint Etienne have released a new video for their single “Magpie Eyes”. Pete Wiggs explains how it…Read More
Saint Etienne have unveiled “Breakneck Hill,” an instrumental interlude from their forthcoming album, Home Counties, which is released on Heavenly Recordings on June 2nd….Read More
Saint Etienne have announced details of Magpie Eyes, the first single to be taken from their forthcoming release, Home Counties, released on Heavenly Recordings…Read More
The Home Counties are an embarrassing place to come from. The name itself suggests that somehow the rest of Britain isn’t ‘home’, not even…Read More
From their roots in the indie dance scene to their recent ﬁlm work and the Words & Music album, Saint Etienne have produced a much-loved and eclectic catalogue of work and gathered a devoted fan base along the way. Inspired by,Read More